Flouting the “Goldwater Rule” to Analyze Donald Trump

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The Goldwater Rule declares it to be unethical for any psychiatrist to diagnose a public figure’s mental condition “unless he or she has conducted an examination and has been granted proper authorization for such a statement.”

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Death Song for a Generation

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Promising English composer George Butterworth was killed at the Battle of the Somme one hundred years ago on August 5. He was just 31 years old.

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‘Atta Girl!

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Remember Hillary Clinton campaigning at her husband’s side in 1992, telling voters, “If you vote for him, you get me”? Better yet, do you remember what she said the following year when the Clinton administration was already coming under fire for ethical lapses: “I’m not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president”? We???

Oh yes, I fully believe that art imitates life and that Bill and Hillary were the prototypes for the despicable Frank and Claire Underwood in the popular TV series, House of Cards.

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Hillary and Philadelphia Deserve Each Other

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“Philly Is Hillary’s Kind of Town.” So enthused Philadelphia-based writer Jennifer Weiner in a guest opinion piece published in today’s New York Times.

As it happens, the Philadelphia Inquirer agrees. In an editorial published yesterday, the Inquirer declared: “Philly’s a great place for a party, but its Democrats are a disgrace.”

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Fear and Loathing In Cleveland

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Trump may have fired up the crowd in Cleveland, and even those who watched the speech on TV, but such enthusiasm is ephemeral; it won’t last. Trump will get his post-convention “bounce.” Then Hillary will get hers. And then the campaign will settle down to kabuki theatre debates and a war of attrition between negative political ads.

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